Proposal Coordinator Salary

The average Proposal Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $49K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Proposal Coordinators survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,152 - $75,259
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$36K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,153
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$14.51 - $28.91
(Median)
$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,152 - $75,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,908 - $74,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $28.91  
   
Overtime
$21.40 - $45.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$35,908 - $74,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Proposal Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Project Coordinating, Proposal Writing, and Desktop Publishing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Proposal Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Proposal Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Proposal Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Proposal Coordinators, Arlington provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Proposal Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+25 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Reston (+17 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 4%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 2%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%